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Date: December 7, 2006
To: Washington Mutual Bank
To: LaSalle Bank National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as Supplemental Interest Trust Trustee on behalf of the Washington Mutual Asset-Backed Certificates WMABS Series 2006-HE5 Supplemental Interest Trust (the “Trust”)
From: The Bank of New York
Re: Novation Transaction
The purpose of this letter is to confirm the terms and conditions of the Novation Transaction entered into between the parties and effective from the Novation Date specified below. This Novation Confirmation constitutes a “Confirmation” as referred to in the New Agreement specified below.
1. The definitions and provisions contained in the 2004 ISDA Novation Definitions (the “Definitions”) and the terms and provisions of the 2000 ISDA definitions (the “Product Definitions”), each as published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. and amended from time to time, are incorporated in this Novation Confirmation. In the event of any inconsistency between (i) the Definitions, (ii) the Product Definition